Wednesday, October 13, 2010

While We Were

While we were...
While we were eating……
they were hungry
While we were playing……
they were restrained
While we were tucking our kids into bed……
they were alone
While we turned up the heat……
they laid in the icy cold
While we wrapped our children in blanket sleepers……
they laid in their own excrement
While we sang songs and listened to music……
they listened to the screams and cries of those around them
While we rocked our babies……
they silently rocked themselves
While we hugged our kids……
they scratched at their own faces and pulled their own hair for stimulation
While we cried over scraped knees……
they moaned in their loneliness
While we brushed our daughters’ beautiful hair……
they had their heads shaven to stave off the lice
While we fought off the flu with love and nourishment……
they got the flu and went Home.
No longer suffering… but so many more still are.

In memory of those that have never felt the love of a family, but have passed away alone.
By: Meredith Cornish

Resting in the SON,


  1. Hello,
    I saw your post on Linny's blog and I came over to tell you that you are NOT too old :)

    and then I saw that you like to help families fundraising and I thought WOW!
    Here is my blog.
    I am trying to help a family bring home two little ones from Russia in THREE days.
    Here is their blog.
    This is the story about how God is using an iPad to bring these children home.
    Nice to "meet" you!

  2. Stunning, and so true, my friend.